The CIPRB – Centre for Injury Prevention and Research, based in Dhaka, Bangladesh, is a national level health research organization, mandated to combat and prevent mortality and morbidity and thereby promoting quality of life in Bangladesh and beyond. In cooperation with Goethe-University Frankfurt (GU) and the Institute for Social-Ecological Research (ISOE) in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, CIPRB invites applications for a
Doctoral Research Position
Full-time-position, 3 years, start of employment 01/10/2020
Salary according to CIPRB’s pay structure (grade 8)
in the international research project “FlutNetz”. FlutNetz is a collaborative project between academic, government and NGO partners in Bangladesh and Germany. It is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research of Germany (BMBF). The project aims at
Improving access to healthcare for emergency medicine conditions in flood disasters in Bangladesh
The doctoral research position is available in the sub-project
“Gender aspects of flood events in Bangladesh”
Your doctoral research will investigate gender-specific aspects of flood disasters and the requirements for improving gender-sensitive emergency measures in Bangladesh. With a comprehensive social-empirical study, gender-specific perceptions, vulnerabilities and needs in the context of flood disasters will be investigated in the study region in northern Bangladesh. An intersectional gender analysis will be conducted to systematically examine the extent to which gender-specific dimensions are linked to other factors of social inequality (e.g., age, income, education, etc.). The doctoral research position comprises the following tasks: (1) Preparation of a comprehensive documentation on the state of knowledge, and development of the research design, by secondary analysis of literature, statistics, and expert interviews; (2) social-empirical collection of primary data (qualitative, semi-structured interviews and focus group discussions) and standardized surveys; (3) data evaluation, synthesis and preparation of policy briefs and teaching material.
Potential disciplines: Sociology, Political Sciences, Anthropology, Human Geography, Health sciences (Nursing etc)
Requirements for the position:
- Excellent master’s degree in a relevant discipline and preferably publication experience
- Experience in quantitative and qualitative social-empirical analysis (focus group discussions, expert interviews, standardized surveys)
- Expertise in gender studies
- Capacity to communicate effectively with diverse population groups including disaster-affected rural people and political decision-makers
- Ambitious, self-motivated working style; high capacity to work individually and in a team
- Willingness to engage in field research in northern Bangladesh under challenging environmental and logistic conditions (as soon as flood and pandemic conditions allow)
- Excellent scientific writing skills (English) and excellent general communication skills (Bangla, English); command of dialects or languages spoken in northern Bangladesh (e.g., Gaibandha, Kurigram, Jamalpur districts) is an asset
Applicants who fulfil these requirements and hold a tenured or tenure-track academic position in a university or other higher education institution in Bangladesh, but who do not yet have a doctoral degree, are especially encouraged to apply provided they would be granted study leave by their employer during the entire project period (such applicants should provide an employer’s agreement letter when applying).
The successful applicant is expected to enrol in a suitable PhD programme in a relevant discipline and recognized university in Bangladesh after prior agreement, and to complete the PhD degree on the stated subject within the project period. Tuition fees as well as field research expenses may be covered by the project.
Persons with disabilities and members of minority groups are particularly encouraged to apply. Any special needs of the applicant should be communicated in the application to allow assessment whether they may be compatible with the position requirements (e.g., travel, field research).
We are looking forward to your informative application with the keyword “FlutNetz PhD Student” in the subject header of your e-mail to CIPRB: firstname.lastname@example.org and with copy to: email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org
For questions, please contact Dr. Diana Hummel, email@example.com
To apply, please send a cover letter, a CV, copies of certificates, a sample of written texts (publications, seminar papers or similar, max. 1,500 words), and the names and contact details of two referees in a single PDF file not exceeding 5 MB.
Applications are accepted until 25/08/2020, the job interviews are scheduled for the period 10/09-20/09/2020 and start of employment is the 01/10/2020.